Articles by: Kit O'Toole

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Moby, Eddie Vedder + others – Change Begins Within (2017)

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Moby, Eddie Vedder + others – Change Begins Within (2017)

‘Change Begins Within’ shines when these artists appear onstage together, clearly reveling in their collegiality.

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker of Steely Dan (1950-2017): An Appreciation

Walter Becker’s death invites a renewed appreciation of the unique contributions to music by Steely Dan.

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “You Know My Name” from Past Masters (1970): Deep Beatles

It may not rank as an all-time fan favorite, but “You Know My Name” reveals the various sources the Beatles drew from in their music.

The Beatles, “For No One” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “For No One” from Revolver (1966): Deep Beatles

“Why Did It Die?” The Beatles did not write and record a song with that title — right? In truth, they did.

Paul McCartney, July 25, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Paul McCartney, July 25, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

This Paul McCartney concert was a trip through time, and a reminder of the Beatles’ lasting influence on today’s music.

The Beatles, “Flying” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Flying” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

While “Flying” may seem like an inconsequential instrumental, it demonstrates the influence the Beatles had on a popular music form: electronica.

Heart – Alive in Seattle (2003; 2017 reissue)

Heart – Alive in Seattle (2003; 2017 reissue)

Displaying their broad musical range, Ann and Nancy Wilson remind us why Heart is considered the foremost interpreters of Led Zeppelin.

The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Fixing a Hole” from Sgt. Pepper’s (1967): Deep Beatles

An underrated track from the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ “Fixing a Hole” reveals the more eccentric side of Paul McCartney’s songwriting.

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from Sgt. Pepper (1967): Deep Beatles

A vintage poster and some cut-up tapes: these two elements play key roles in the Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”

The Beatles and ‘Sgt. Pepper’: A Fans’ Perspective, by Bruce Spizer (2017): Books

The Beatles and ‘Sgt. Pepper’: A Fans’ Perspective, by Bruce Spizer (2017): Books

Why is the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ so significant? Bruce Spizer tackles this complicated issue by talking to every-day people.

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